To most people the minimum wage has little to do with getting the economy moving. The Keystone pipeline was looked at a jobs creator and it is still pending. The Republican House has sent over 30 jobs bill to the senate in which Reid tabled. There is fault here on both sides. But Democrats will always blame Republicans and Republicans Democrats, that's politics.
What both sides have not done over the last four years is to sit down with each other with some give and take. Having the Republican House look closely at Democratic job Bills with the Democrats and come to a meeting of the minds what can and will be accepted and what will not and pass the portions that will. The same is true in reverse, the Democratic senate which has the power to add, delete, change amend any passed house bill has taken the route of just tabling them, no action, no debate no sitting down and coming to the meeting of the minds with some give and take.
The bottom line has been for the Democrats if it is Republican it is bad.
The bottom line has been for the Republicans, if it is Democratic it is bad.